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FDA Ignores Scientists, Dentists Warning of Amalgam Mercury Pandemic

Mike Barrett
February 17th, 2012
Updated 11/04/2012 at 10:25 pm
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Mercury found in dental amalgam fillings has been an issue within the dental community and beyond for many years. These fillings, used since the American Civil War, contain an estimated 50 percent mercury. Whenever friction meets these fillings, toxic mercury gases are emitted. This means that with each chew and dental drill comes an emission of mercury gases, leading to numerous health problems. While nearly half of dentists have stopped using amalgam fillings due to health dangers, the Food and Drug Administration has yet to act on these issues.

FDA Ignoring Own Scientists Warnings on Amalgam Fillings

In December 2010, the Food and Drug Administration convened its second scientific advisory panel on dental amalgams. Scientists yet again told the FDA that amalgam use in children, pregnant women, and hypersensitive adults must come to a halt. The toxic vapors emitted are harmful to everyone, but these groups of individuals especially suffer.

According to Campaign for Mercury Free Dentistry:

Dr. Kotagal said there is “no place for mercury in children,” Dr. Ismail said “children less than 6 years of age, I would restrict it significantly,” Dr. Thompson said “definitely not in pregnant women and definitely not in those below 6 years of age,” Dr. Fleming said we need contraindications for pregnant women, and Dr. Burbacher said, “why put amalgams in children if we know they’re going to live with that for the rest of their lives? And we don’t know what that’s going to do.”

In 2009, no one on the FDA’s panel agreed to the FDA’s ruling – unrestricted amalgam use in children and in pregnant women. Then, in 2011, FDA Center Director Jeff Shuren – the person in charge of amalgam issues – was put in the hot seat after being confronted by dentists, consumers, and scientists. In response to the concerns voiced by the dentists, consumers, and scientists, Shuren said that the FDA would make ‘an announcement by the end of the year’.

Needless to say, no such announcement has been made. Until the FDA listens to its scientists, children will continue to develop neurological system complications, and the toxic vapors will continue to toxify the environment.

The solution? Give your Congressman or Congresswoman a call and ask that he/she write the FDA on this issue. To locate the name of your Member of Congress, click here.  Then phone Congress at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Member’s office. Tell them how the continued use of amalgam fillings is leading to human and environmental damage.

About Mike Barrett:
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  • Michael French

    It is one big money making scam, delivered to us in shiney toxic mercury. Say, if your child has a cavity, you go to dentist, dentist fills cavity with amalgam filling, and you are on your way all taken care of. Right. Wrong, now you are going to mercury gas yourself with every bite or chew, drink of a hot beverage and this will continue 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week. 365 days a year. so on, so on. Eventually more work will be needed on that cavity. Root Canal, Implant, extraction. But it will be a series of issues that will arise from the filling and you will keep paying the nice man. Then your health starts to fail, why? cause all your endocrine system is full of mercury and it has stored all it can now it is leeaching into your brain etc. etc. Auto immune disease, lupus, fibromyalga, RLS, etc. etc. Now you are chronic, and willing to spend what ever it takes to isolate what is wrong. So pay the man in the white coat, hes a "doctor" "listen to what he says" he'll see you next week for a little more fleecing and we say Thank YOU. Did you ever see a amalgam filling in a dentist or doctors mouth I don't think so, you see they know. It is yet another form of control on the masses. I have had all amalgams removed and detoxed heavy metals when I finally found a holistic dentist and did his program. It took over a year. It changed my life. Energy levels increased, stopped losing hair, complection cleared, achey joints dissipated. Children in the woumb are toxic upon arrival, if mother has amalgam filling. Wonder why there is an increase in Autisum. Amalgams are silent killers, constantly wearing the immune system till your done, and no one ever would have guessed. Except one man I know of he is in Arizona and he is Dr. Amin. His credentials are unsurpassed. Work is done in his home/office so he controls lab work, Etc,etc. Feeling depressed, no energy, sluggish good that is just where the man wants you, now he can sell you things. But the cycle goes on and on and on. Dr. Amin has and is doing possibly the most research to date with many papers submitted, approved by his peers in the field of toxic mercury poisoning. Check his web site at Be ready to be amazed at the level of damage this is doing to you and to our society as a whole. Someone should be in fucking jail!!!! I asked the doctor "Just how big is this" his one word response, "epidemic" This is to me one of the largest cover ups in the medical profession. Class Action Lawsuits are now in process. Free Yourself from this govt. inflicted crime on humanity, do just a little research and I guarantee if you have a amalgam filling you won't for long, that is unless your attention span, thought processes, etc, will allowing you to.

    • George Grund

      Yes I agree somebody should be in fucking jail. I lost my brother to ALS while he was dieing I had to brush his teeth for him while do so I noticed all the metal and thought that can’t be right. Later I got the same symptoms and am not doing so well but am just getting by. I lost everyting I had including my brother Frank Grund. I’m sure of what was wrong with him is what was happening to me and I’m still in recovery. I had all my alamagums out and did a lot of heavy metel detox and am just getting by. I lost over 200k all my frineds and some family to. We should stand up and make these people pay. Even if it has to be the FDA. They’re in bed with Monsanto and God knows who else.

  • Anonymous

    I am a Dental Hygienist and I walked off a job yesterday because the dentist was so chronically depressed that he started to get out of control and verbally abusive. I backed myself out of the door and told the guy he needed to detoxify. I am very traumatized by dentists because I've done many temp assignments with a temp agency. Their clients are all the dysfunctional dentists that are mercury poisoned to the point of suicide. One dentist talked of suicidal thoughts and the next week I was in an office where the dentist tried suicide while I was there. Mercury poisoning also causes tremors in their hands from the effect neurotoxins have on the nerves. The nerves to the heart are affected and that causes palpitations and anxiety attacks. If their exposure to mercury was in the womb they would be autistic. FDA says dental amalgam is safe and these poor dentists are so sick they probably don't even know what hit them. I want to bang some heads together and make people realize THE TRUTH!

  • Loki

    Anyone that didn't see Obama's true nature as a bought'n'sold corporate tool when he appointed Monsanto's odious Tom Vilsack to head Ag' is probably still hoping for change, believing that if they vote for Barry O' that he'll show his true nature in his next term. You may be disappointed, but have no reason to be surprised.

  • Carrie

    My 6 year old is going to the dentist today to have a cavity filled. I plan to ask them what they fill them with, but I don't know what my alternatives are if the fillings are toxic. They're probably gonna love me questioning them, again! I already refuse the flouride treatments and they think I'm crazy. (and we currently don't have a pediatrician either because we got kicked out of the practice for not vaccinating!) Why can't we count on safe non-toxic medical/dental care for our children???!!!

  • delquattro

    The FDA, or the Department of Monsanto. Anyway, what sort of alternatives to amalgams are there? I understand that even resin fillings have toxic metals in them.

  • Anonymous

    I suffered from this debate personally. I had a high bite on a rather large mercury filling, causing my teeth to grind against it constantly. I started having crazy symptoms that almost caused me to drop out of college because it became so unbearable. I would never let any dentist put such a terrible neurotoxin in my child or anyone else. This should be illegal.

  • FDA Useless

    FDA is not useless. It is used to extract money from your salary and fund salaries of numerous FDA officials.

    These bureaucrats, in turn, stimulate the economy by their purchases of homes, cars, etc.

    So overall, everyone wins… except, perhaps, you?

  • Bradley

    Make sure that when you die, the mortuary pulls your fillings and sends them to a hazardous waste disposal facility.

  • Anonymous

    Patients should insist on mercury free alternatives from their dentists.

  • Anonymous

    FDA is useless!